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If you or someone that you know are having suicidal thoughts, talking about self-harm or are noticeably in serious distress, then please contact Emergency services on 000 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.
Are you having suicidal thoughts? You need to stay safe, and get some help to work through your problems. Sometimes life can be really tough. It gives us challenges that are too hard to deal with on our own. You can get support to get through this.
If you're worried that someone is thinking about taking their own life, it's important to talk to them. Be direct and kind. Suicide can be prevented if we're aware of warning signs, and follow simple steps to get help. People usually don't want to end their life. They want the pain to stop. Showing someone you care can make a difference. Reach out and ask if they're OK.
Sometimes life can be really tough. It gives us challenges that are too hard to deal with on our own. If you are having suicidal thoughts you need to stay safe and get help. There are people to help you including 24-hour counselling services, your GP, psychiatrist, psychologist, and online resources. You can get support to get through this.
Suicide has devastating impacts on families, friends and communities. Each year, more than 2,500 Australians die by suicide and over 65,000 people make a suicide attempt. It's the leading cause of death for Australians between 15 and 44 years of age – but it can be prevented.